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Old 10-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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How did you get the trailer to the UK did you ship it?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #22
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Simon:

A small world for sure. We lived in a flat at 43 Duke Street in t'Brig in 1964, after we got married. I was in engineering college at Salford and used to walk down to the roundabout to catch the Ribble X60 every morning.

My family had a hardware store on Towngate in Leyland (George Damp & Sons), which closed down in the early 70s after nobody in my generation wanted to take it on.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #23
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Hey fellow Brit, welcome to the forum from Sunshine Coast British Columbia, Canada. I hailed from Yorkshire, won't hold the Battle of the Roses against you

I have a question. In the UK, UK built Caravans and motor homes have their doors opening to the LHS (looking forward), if yours is an import the doors will be on the other side and your sewer connections on the opposite side, is that an issue at UK campsites?

When I lived in Portugal many Brits who moved to Portugal permanently tried to bring UK Caravans with them to Portugal but the Portuguese authorities refused to license them stating that having the door opening into the middle of the road was unsafe. Obviously this must not be the case in the UK..is it?

You have obviously done your homework with the truck/Axel weights and a whole lot more so was curious to know how the UK view the door issue.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #24
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Wfmdfm: I bought the FW in the uk, it was brought in by one of the few dealers over here. From what I can gather it's shipped across on regular cargo ship, won't fit in a container though so guess it's open to the elements on the voyage (not great I know...).

Frank: wow, duke street isn't far from me. We live on a new estate that was built about 7 years ago on the Baxi Boilers factory site, off brownedge road. It's a nice place but I can't keep the FW here, so we have arranged local storage for it. Lots of small businesses have closed around here, unfortunately it seems to be the same the world over....

Nigel: hello! Actually I'm a Yorkie myself, born in Bridlington, raised in Thorngumbald near Hull and lived in Beverley for a few years too. Moved around the country working in the automotive industry before finally settling in Crewe. Then I met my wife and we ended up living near Preston as she worked at Warton. We got settled here so that's why we've stayed. I like it over this side, Lancastrians are really friendly people!

I'm liking this forum, lots of nice people here - really glad I found it!

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #25
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Sorry forgot to say about the doors!

I've not heard about any issues with the doors being on the right hand side, maybe it is a Europe thing?... I don't see why it is a problem as you're not allowed to travel in the trailer or to stop on the roadside and use it, so there shouldn't be a need to access it anyway...

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Wfmdfm:...).

Frank: wow, duke street isn't far from me. We live on a new estate that was built about 7 years ago on the Baxi Boilers factory site, off brownedge road. It's a nice place but I can't keep the FW here, so we have arranged local storage for it. Lots of small businesses have closed around here, unfortunately it seems to be the same the world over....

Nigel: hello! Actually I'm a Yorkie myself, born in Bridlington, raised in Thorngumbald near Hull and lived in Beverley for a few years too. Moved around the country working in the automotive industry before finally settling in Crewe. Then I met my wife and we ended up living near Preston as she worked at Warton. We got settled here so that's why we've stayed. I like it over this side, Lancastrians are really friendly people!

I'm liking this forum, lots of nice people here - really glad I found it!

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I bought the FW in the uk, it was brought in by one of the few dealers over here. From what I can gather it's shipped across on regular cargo ship, won't fit in a container though so guess it's open to the elements on the voyage (not great I know

One of my sons is a longshoreman in Long Beach, Ca. He has taken me to the docks and those cargo ships are huge. They have several "decks" so perhaps the European bound RV's are shipped on one of the lower decks, just like the cars are.
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